Jury Selection Continues In CU Student Murder Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


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Opening statements are expected soon in the trial of a man accused of raping and killing a University of Colorado student from Connecticut more than a decade ago.

Diego Olmos Alcalde is charged with murder, rape and kidnapping in the December 1997 death of 23-year-old Susannah Chase of Stamford, Conn.

Chase was found severely beaten in an alley on Dec. 21, 1997. A baseball bat was found nearby.

Jury selection continued Thursday. Defense attorneys challenged the number of Hispanics in the jury pool and questioned prospects about what they heard about the case in the media.

Olmos Alcalde was arrested in January 2008 based on a DNA sample that was taken from him following a Wyoming conviction for kidnapping.

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